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From the Publisher"Growing up Guggenheim is a tour de force, an enthralling story told with a directness that combines candor, humor, insight and reflection. Peter Lawson-Johnston has proven the brilliant shrewdness that led Harry Guggenheim to pick him, an unheralded cousin, to lead a new generation of an extraordinary family. The author's talent has ennobled the entire clan Guggenheim and has enriched the worlds of art and business with an entrepreneurial energy and commitment that presents a magnificent challenge to those who succeed to his responsibilities." - William J. vanden Heuvel, former U.S. Ambassador, European Office of the United Nations
"This is a can"t put it down? book of extraordinary and surprising revelations by a Guggenheim about the private lives of that fabulous and opulent family." - Walter Cronkite
"A splendid book, original, readable, dramatic, and instructive. Here is a book autobiographical in form but focusing not so much on the author as on the institution associated with his family's famous name: Guggenheim. We learn of the idea of the museum, of the ambitious and sometime irritating developers of it, of the triumph of the museum built by Frank Lloyd Wright in New York, and its eye-stopping successor in Bilbao. The development of museums, at the hectic and yet inspired pace at which they are being created, is a part of the American story: and here is a brilliant tale of a remarkable institution." - William F. Buckley Jr.